Saturday, September 24, 2022

Two Pups


10"x10" cradled panel with 8x8" original watercolour painting.
I drew these two pups, which were sooooo cute, while at a cafe enjoying a sunny day. I love the striped shirt vs. the flower shirt, not to mention the contrast with the checkered chair backs. Lots of fun stuff to paint!
This is my new way of presenting my paintings. It took some time to perfect it, but the painting is completely adhered to the panel, painted with gouache. I love painting a strong vibrant colour for the background. It's like it's own frame so, it's ready to hang. Varnished too!

Friday, September 16, 2022

breakfast in the garden

5x7" original watercolour painting in 8x10"mat

This cutie-patootie chipmunk is enjoying a little breakfast in the garden. In an upcoming art class I'm teaching, we will be talking about contour lines and a warm/cool palette. So, in preparation for my class demo, I drew this little snookums with a energetic line then painted him with a two-colour palette, of warm orange and cool violet. Super happy with him. ; )

Saturday, September 03, 2022

sharing a cookie


$100 - 
6x8" cradled panel - original watercolour painting. 
3/4"sides painted to match.
​Watercolour on Cradled Panel! I'm so please that I was able to safely adhere the 5x7" watercolour painting on paper to a 6x8" cradled panel. It's ready to go (see photo below). I painted the panel orange, which I think really adds to it, and then sprayed it with a watercolour friendly varnish. No more glass. Phew.